SF Woman Identified as Hiker Who Died in Point Reyes Trail Collapse

A woman who died in a rockslide at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday has been identified by the Marin County coroner’s office as 58-year-old San Francisco resident Nancy Blum.

Blum and another hiker were in the area of Arch Rock in the national seashore around 5:55 p.m. Saturday when they reached the end of the trail and the cliff unexpectedly gave way, causing them to fall about 60 feet down the Cliffside, National Park Service officials said.

Blum was pronounced dead at the scene while the other hiker was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with what park service officials described as serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Park service officials said they had put up signs in the area and an advisory on their website earlier last week to warn about a fissure that appeared at the tip of the Arch Rock overlook and to warn visitors not to hike to the end of the trail.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Brad Chestnut

    Instead of warning signs they could have closed the area.